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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:33 PM

Forest Hills choice gives meaning to homecoming election

Nick Twomey, 19, and Jessica Bowen, 18, were not expecting to be homecoming king and queen.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Candidate explains credit history problems

Liens, tax warrants and judgments against Sean Maher, an at-large candidate in the board of education race, have surfaced on various social media websites.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Rocky River named Title One Reward School

Rocky River Elementary School is one of 78 Title 1 schools statewide that has been recognized for student performance.



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Oct. 26, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

Piedmont player still in hospital with internal injuries

Piedmont High senior football player Nathan Burgess spent four nights in the Intensive Care Unit at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte and has now been hospitalized there for a week. Burgess suffered a collapsed lung and a lacerated kidney from a hit to the lower back while playing on the offensive.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:05 AM

Warriors whip rival Spartans 34-0

Weddington improved to 8-1 on the season witth an impressive 34-0 road win over Sun Valley. The Warriors' defense had seven sacks and three takeaways in their second shutout of the season. Other scores involving Union County include:

Marvin Ridge 34, Piedmont 28

Forest Hills 33, West Stanly 7

Cuthbertson 35, Anson 19

Monroe 36, Parkwood 15

Mt. Pleasant 42, CATA 28

Butler 55, Porter Ridge 0

 


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 02:12 PM

Crowder now third on ACC's all-time receptions list

Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder eclipsed 3,000 career receiving yards for Duke last weekend, making him the ninth player in ACC history to reach that milestone. Crowder is three catches away from passing former Clemson star Sammy Watkins for third all-time on the ACC receptions list.

 


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:39 PM

County coaches share memories of Massey

After 26 years as a head football coach, Ron Massey impacted a lot of lives. Some of Union County's head football coaches expressed their feelings after he died during the season at the age of 56 on Oct. 11.


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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Apple season arrives in North Carolina

Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

The Adoptables

Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Pencil brings out best in artist

Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.